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The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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Creativity in the Classroom

BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

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We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

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Latest News

11/9/2017 7:01:54 PM
It may have started with a houseguest who happened to be a children’s writer. Kallie George was five years old when she shyly spied on the family friend creating a children’s book. Or it may have been her indulgent father … Continue reading
10/20/2017 10:49:59 AM
The Chocolate Lily Book Award is accepting submissions for 2019! Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018 Submission Criteria: Children’s book created by a BC author or illustrator. Authors and illustrators who have lived in BC for 3 out of the last … Continue reading
10/6/2017 10:29:45 AM
Binky the Space Cat? Small Saul? Yup, Ashley Spires is coming to breakfast! What’s the most magnificent thing you can do on Saturday, October 14th? Join us for the Annual Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable (VCLR) Illustrator’s Breakfast featuring Ashley Spires: … Continue reading
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